Environmental Protection

Conservation


CEO: Signs that U.S. is Using Less Water Are Everywhere

Klaus Reichardt, CEO of Waterless Co., said his conclusion is based on a new book, "The Big Thirst," by Charles Fishman.

PepsiCo Rolls Out Ecofriendly Recyclable and Compostable Cups (With Video)

PepsiCo has begun offering five options of eco-friendly, recyclable and compostable cups to Foodservice customers in the United States through company-owned and independent bottler distribution systems.

In the Middle of Hot Texas City, a Glimpse of Green

Despite the dry climate, the Omni hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, has installed a rooftop herb garden on one of its terraces shaded from the hot summer sun.

Rotational Grazing Makes for Healthier Cattle, Environment

The rotational grazing technique, which has been adapted for a variety of livestock worldwide, calls for cattle to graze in small areas for shorter periods of time before moving onto other pastures.

Survey Reveals More Employers Measuring Savings from Environmental Efforts

Seventy-eight percent report electricity cost savings, two-thirds indicate heating/cooling and paper savings, and 60 percent are cutting costs on water.

LA Middle School Adopts Nation's First Environmental Curriculum

Stella Middle Charter Academy will implement environment-based education in science and history/social science from California's Education and Environment Initiative.

April 1 Is Deadline to Nominate WaterSense Partner of the Year

Winners will be announced in October at the WaterSmart Innovations conference in Las Vegas.

West Basin Offers Free Smart Controller to Some Residents

Using grant funding, the municipal water district is working toward Water Reliability 2020 goals.



The Center for Neighborhood Technology has developed a guide to help communities monetize green infrastructure value.

Guide Helps Municipalities Monetize Green Infrastructure's Value

The Center for Neighborhood Technology and American Rivers gathered the latest research and produced a guide to help communities assign economic value to such structures as green roofs, rain gardens, and permeable pavement.

Cooper City has exceeded expectations in its water conservation program.

Cooper City Used 9 Percent Less Water in 2010

The Florida city's You Win-We All Win conservation program has exceeded its original goal.

WaterSense Draft Specification Released for Weather-based Irrigation Controllers

The revised specification is open for comment until March 21.

Fishing Boat

Community Co-management Could Help Sustain Fisheries Worldwide

New evidence suggests that the bulk of the world’s fisheries – including small-scale, often non-industrialized fisheries on which millions of people depend for food – could be sustained using community-based co-management.

Save Water Today campaign and website.

American Water Marks 125 Years with Consumer Education Campaign

Initiatives will emphasize the importance of protecting water from source to tap.

Johnson Controls, Kohler Add Water Category to ICE Student Contest

Igniting Creative Energy Water integrates the connection of water and energy conservation into the challenge; entries must be postmarked by March 4.

Food waste can be diverted, not sent to the landfill.

ACS Cites Six Ways to Sustainability

The American Chemical Society has selected a few simple ideas culled from its journals on how to be sustainable, including stop wasting food, try working out outside, and take the bus instead of driving your car.

Report: Market for Building Management Systems to Grow to $2.4B by 2016

According to a new report from Pike Research, building energy management systems sector revenue in the United States will increase from $900 million in 2010 to $2.4 billion annually by 2016, under an average forecast scenario.

Penguins

There's No Place Like Antarctica For the Holidays

Every year from about October through March, researchers from SWFSC’s Antarctic Living Marine resources Program head south to Antarctica to study and observe how animals living in the Antarctic ecosystem are affected by commercial fisheries in the southern oceans.

Chevy Volt Components Created from Gulf of Mexico OilSoaked Booms

Oil-soaked plastic boom material used to soak up oil in the Gulf of Mexico is finding new life in auto parts for the Chevrolet Volt.

University Constructing 2.8-Megawatt Fuel Cell that Runs on Waste Methane

Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on the University of California’s San Diego campus as part of a renewable-energy project to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion.

Groups to Study Effects of Water Efficient Plumbing

The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition and the Australasian Scientific Review of Reduction of Flows on Plumbing and Drainage Systems will collaborate on the research.

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